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Where Should You Place Your Dishwasher Pods?

Dishwasher pods are all the rage these days. There are so many options out there that all claim to clean your dishes well. They are also better for the environment, as they create less waste. But, there can be some confusion about the best place to put your dishwasher pod. Recently, some people have suggested putting the pod in the silverware rack or the bottom of the machine. Both the manufacturers of the pods and the dishwashers say this is a bad idea.

The Best Place For Dishwasher Pods

The best place to put the dishwasher tab is the spot on your dishwasher labeled for the dish detergent. If you are doing a small load, you should place the pod in the pre-rinse dispenser on your dishwasher. The best way to know where to place your pod is to read your manual.

Can Pods Damage My Dishwasher and Plumbing System?

Pods can cause damage to your dishwasher and the plumbing system if you put them in the wrong place. This can also happen if you leave them in there for too long. If they do not dissolve all the way, it may cause a dishwasher clog. Some pods may leave a residue in your dishwasher. This residue can build up, which can cause your dishes to not be as clean as you would like. This residue can also cause plumbing clogs. This can cause issues with the sprayer arm not turning as it should. Be sure to place the pod in the correct spot to help you avoid any damage to your dishwasher.

Choosing the Right Dishwasher Pod

Many manufacturers make dishwasher detergents. The one you choose will depend on several different factors. These factors include your budget, your plumbing system, and your preferences. To choose the best dishwasher detergent for you, read reviews and the machine's manual. Your manual can help you to determine which kind of pod you should use for your machine. If you have any doubts, you can contact your local plumbing company to see which pods they recommend.

Call Us Today

At Robert Bair, we want your dishwasher to function as it should. If you have any questions about dish detergent, please give us a call today. Our plumbers are also here for you if you have any kind of issue with your dishwasher.